Blood Magic S2:E12: Pifecha, Part Two Release

down now, because the second part of Pifecha, season two’s finale, ended up almost twice the length of a typical episode.  Putting the two parts together, we have a very respectable novella-length story.  I mention this, because the increasing length was among my biggest concerns as I was writing the final episode.  That might seem silly when I publish these on my own website and am beholden to no one as far as word counts go, but the fact is that word count is an important indicator of pacing and plotting considerations.

Blood Magic S1:E12: Old Blood, Part Two Re-Release

I’d like to consider it a testament to my improved revision abilities that I was going through and making minor changes to Old Blood, Part Two I identified an entire scene that should probably get cut.  I identified it, I wrestled with it, I came to terms with cutting one of the scenes that was the most fun for me to write, and ultimately I decided to leave it intact.

Blood Magic S2:E11: Pifecha, Part One Release

Unlike the first season’s finale, this one does not include as many answers to long-running mysteries, or revelations about Blood Magic, although I am hoping to work some answers to world history questions into the second part.  It is what it is: a dynamic story with a little more plot than character.  Not that there isn’t plenty of emotion and character development contained in this episode, especially with how this first part ends.  Since I do have two parts to work with, I also took the time to do a little more development of side characters and plots than I otherwise would.  Oh, and I apparently have a bad habit of leaving characters stuck on islands in dire straits at the end of books.  Sorry about that.

Announcing: Blood Magic Season Three

Last year around this time, I was having doubts about whether I should do a second season of Blood Magic, much less a third.  The response to the first season had been lackluster to say the least, many of the episodes had been a struggle to write, and there was a significant opportunity cost to continuing to work on something that seemed to be a dud, instead of turning my focus to something that might be better received, like Fo’Fonas.  This year, I am pleased to say that I did not have any hesitations or reservations about continuing with the third (and final) season of Blood Magic.